• Old Master and 19th Century Ar auction at Christies

    Sale 2829

    Old Master and 19th Century Art

    13 October 2009, Amsterdam

  • Lot 57

    Studio of Jacob Jordaens (Antwerp 1593-1678)

    A bearded man and a woman feeding cherries to a parrot

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Studio of Jacob Jordaens (Antwerp 1593-1678)
    A bearded man and a woman feeding cherries to a parrot
    oil on canvas
    77.5 x 67.3 cm.


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    The present composition is also often referred to as the 'Ill-matched couple' due to the age differences between the man and woman. Jordaens and his studio treated this subject on several occasions. Two autograph works are known; one in the Liechtenstein collection, Vienna; the other with Sotheby's, New York, 29 January 2009, lot 15. Another studio work was sold in the Mauerbach Auction, Christie's, Vienna, 29 October 1996, lot 72.

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    Provenance

    with F. de Witte, Antwerp.
    Anonymous sale; Nagel, Stuttgart, 18 March 1971, lot 1321, where bought by the family of the present owners.


    Literature

    M. Rooses, Jordaens leven en werken, Amsterdam, 1906, p. 99, no. 3. L. van Puyvelde, Jordaens, Brussels, 1953, p. 33.